Bring your pet to Blessing of the Animals

blessing of the animals to honor st francis of assisi - st joseph catholic church - graphic - LPIIn honor of St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast day is October 4th, St. Joseph Catholic Church will host two Blessings of the Animals Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the front lawn of the school. Bring your beloved pets to be blessed!

2014 Blessing of the Animals, St. Joseph Catholic Church
2014 Blessing of the Animals, St. Joseph Catholic Church

Blessing of the Animals offers two time options: 11 a.m., 1 p.m.

What changed the life of St. Francis?

Three major incidents confirmed Francis in this path. In Assisi, he overcame his fear of disease to kiss the hand of a leper. Afterward, he made a pilgrimage to Rome, where he deposited his money at Saint Peter’s tomb and exchanged clothes with a beggar. Soon after he returned home, Francis heard Christ tell him in a vision: “Go, Francis, and repair my house, which as you see is falling into ruin.”
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’40 Days for Life’ plans all-day vigil Rosary

Please plan to pray the Rosary with 40 Days for Life, Saturday, Oct. 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, at Planned Parenthood. There will be sign-up sheets available Sunday, Oct. 1, at St. Joseph Catholic Church for parishioners to cover the hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

’40 Days for Life’ supports the value of life

May our prayers touch many hearts. 40 Days for Life, a period designated for prayer and support of the value of life, begins September 27 and runs through November 5. More information:

Nominations open for St. Joseph Pastoral Council election

pastoral council election nomination form - st joseph catholic church - ft collins - co - 80521Pastoral Council election nominations are open! Would you like to be a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Parish Pastoral Council or do you know somebody who might be interested? Nominations close October 5, 2017.

The Pastoral Council is a resource for the Pastor that:

  • Advises the Pastor on parish activities
  • Provides consultation and input for and from the parish
  • Aids and assists the Pastor to achieve and further the overall mission of St. Joseph Catholic Parish

Pastoral Council election qualifications:

  • You must be a participating member of this faith community, St. Joseph Catholic Parish
  • You must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church
  • You must have a commitment to the Church and our Parish mission.

For more information, contact a Pastoral Council member via our Pastoral Council web page.

Fill out the form below and press “Submit” to nominate yourself or, with their permission, somebody else. If you prefer, you may print out the nomination form and deliver it to parish offices.

Pastoral Council Nomination Form